Lotus Elise MOT Results

Registered in 1998
73.7% pass rate
from 598 tests in 2017
(44% better than other 1998 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Lotus Elise is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (36% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.3% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.33% fail on Switch (39 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.17% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp (49% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.50% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Fog lamp (78% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plate lamp (84% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Direction indicators (70% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Flashing type (70% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.17% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.17% fail on Switch
    • 0.84% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.50% fail on Switch
      • 0.33% fail on Lamp
      • 0.17% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.67% fail on Horn
    • 0.17% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 8.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.7% fail on Emissions
    • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust system (79% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.17% fail on Cap
      • 0.17% fail on System
  • 6.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.50% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.7% fail on Suspension (82% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.84% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.67% fail on Front
      • 0.17% fail on Rear
    • 0.67% fail on Suspension arms (81% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (80% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Anti-roll bars (86% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (86% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.33% fail on Coil springs (84% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition (83% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Shock absorbers (80% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition (80% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 2.8% fail on Steering
    • 2.7% fail on Steering system
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.5% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.17% fail on Steering operation
  • 2.7% fail on Brakes (84% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Brake performance (82% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Front wheels (85% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.33% fail on Rear wheels (91% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Service brake performance (78% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.17% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.84% fail on Hydraulic systems (87% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Components (88% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Pipes (87% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Hoses (82% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
    • 0.33% fail on Hub components (86% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake pads (81% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Restricted movement
  • 1.7% fail on Tyres (77% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (73% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Condition (84% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.50% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (89% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Doors
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.17% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Drivers
    • 0.17% fail on Load security
      • 0.17% fail on Access panel
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment

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